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Theo59

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Hi
In case an Albergue has not available bed or in case one decides to sleep in a tent, what about stamps?
 
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Hi
In case an Albergue has not available bed or in case one decides to sleep in a tent, what about stamps?
Almost any bar, lodging facility, post office, police station, city hall, church (when open), etc will have a sello that can stamp your Credencial. And even if an albergue is completo, they will still give you a stamp.
 

Bradypus

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Too many and too often!
Bars, cafes, shops, churches, police stations, tourist information offices,...... Most Spanish businesses have a sello.
 

Theo59

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Camino Frances 2022
So... No need to worry about full albergues. Thank you for replies.
 
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San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Worry? Worry? Theo, and by the way what a momentous name! - worry isn’t part of camino! You either follow your nose and take what you get, or you book: don’t waste precious energy worrying!
 

t2andreo

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Most pilgrims do not think of this, but ANY business is going to have a rubber stamp with their business name, address, and perhaps phone number. This is so they can provide receipts to vendors, or to customers if the electronic means of creating tax records at the point of sale goes away. It happens...

So, on past Caminos, I have obtained daily stamps / sellos to establish my presence, and continued geographical and chronological progress on a Camino route, at shops, cafes, a beauty shop (peliquiera), bodega (winery), gasoline filling station convenience store, and even a police station once. The variety is limited only by your imagination and flexibility. Add a date (fecha), and you have a 'legal" Camino stamp.

If you need a sello / stamp, it can be found.

Hope this helps.
 
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ELHS220

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I became a big fan of Post Office stamps. Some of them had two varieties, the standard cancellation stamp (matasellos), and a larger more touristic one. If you are interested in postage stamps, you can ask to see what they have, pick a pretty one, pay for it, affix it to your credential, and have it stamped with the dated cancellation. Unfortunately, as is so often the case in Spain, the big monkey wrench in this endeavor is the ubiquitous CLOSED (cerrado) sign. Most post offices, even in the larger towns, slam their doors shut for the day at 1400. And those located in smaller locales have VERY limited hours, in some cases only an hour or two a day and often not EVERY day. And forget Saturdays and Sundays altogether. So your collection will, of necessity, be quite incomplete, but it is fun (and frustrating for sure) to get as many as you can.
 

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Theo59

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Camino Frances 2022
Thank you all for replies.

Ps Kirkie, speaking about names, you know that yours appears first time about 2800 years ago , in Homer's Odyssey, don't you? I found it strange , but then I remembered James Joyce and his Odysseus. :)
 
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San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Theo, a common expression here is: are you serious? Or are you delerious? Seriously? I have to do one of two things. Ask one of my brothers, who turned to classics in his senior years. Or, look it up myself. Kirkie is a local version of the name of my town, Kirkintilloch, which is at the western end of the Antonine Wall. According to my very long ago superficial student teacher research work, it means Fort at the End of the Ridge. Anyone with a bit of Gaelic or Gallic could correct or affirm - caerpentalloch is how it looks in my head.
And by the way, no albergue will deny you a stamp. You have a few years to ask all your questions, so keep them coming!
 

Theo59

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Camino Frances 2022
Theo, a common expression here is: are you serious? Or are you delerious? Seriously? I have to do one of two things. Ask one of my brothers, who turned to classics in his senior years. Or, look it up myself. Kirkie is a local version of the name of my town, Kirkintilloch, which is at the western end of the Antonine Wall. According to my very long ago superficial student teacher research work, it means Fort at the End of the Ridge. Anyone with a bit of Gaelic or Gallic could correct or affirm - caerpentalloch is how it looks in my head.
And by the way, no albergue will deny you a stamp. You have a few years to ask all your questions, so keep them coming!
I cheked it.


Same sound, different spelling. Mea culpa.

Thank you for replying
 


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